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21 Jun 2022

Food recall: Waitrose frozen cooked king prawns may contain uncooked prawns

Affected Waitrose prawns may not be as cooked as the packs would have you believe 
Waitrose cooked and peeled jumbo king prawns and essential cooked king prawns packets

Waitrose has recalled two of its frozen packs of cooked prawns because some of the prawns inside may be raw. 

Eating raw shellfish can lead to food poisoning and other issues, and the risk of uncooked prawns in either pack means the contents aren't safe to eat.

Keep reading for full details on which prawns are being recalled.

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Which products are being recalled?

Two different packs of frozen king prawns are being recalled.

Waitrose Frozen Cooked & Peeled Jumbo King Prawns 

  • Pack size - 200g
  • Batch code - VN394
  • Best before - end: All date codes up to and including June 2023

Essential Frozen Cooked King Prawns

  • Pack size - 250g
  • Batch code - VN394
  • Best before - end: All date codes up to and including February 2024

What should you do if you've bought these products?

Don't eat them. Seal the pack, if opened, and return it to your local Waitrose store where you'll get a full refund.

If you have any queries you can contact Waitrose directly on 0800 188 884 and choose option 4.

Waitrose store exterior

What are my rights if there's a food recall?

If you've bought a product that's been recalled, you have the right to a refund under the Consumer Rights Act.

You should get a full refund from the retailer, even if you've opened the pack or eaten some.

There's no need for a receipt, but if you've eaten them all or thrown the product away and would still like a refund, then you may need to provide proof of purchase.

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